Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Friday, January 04, 2013
ISO 12233 resolution chart test results have been added to the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Review
The Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens results are remarkably better than the results from the replaced Canon EF 35mm f/2 Lens
in the mid and peripheral (corner) areas of the image circle. Results in the center appear slightly better in the IS lens, but the differences are very slight - not surprising as the old lens was very sharp in the center.
Here is a Canon 35 IS vs. 35 non-IS comparison
(use the mouseover feature to see the differences).
Post Date: 1/4/2013 9:53:20 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Post Date: 12/26/2012 8:27:23 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Monday, December 17, 2012
Post Date: 12/17/2012 12:06:03 PM CT Posted By: Bryan
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
With help from friend-of-the-site Norbert, I have updated the Determining the Age of a Canon Lens
page. It now appears possible to determine the age of a Canon lens based on the new 10-digit serial number.
I say "appears" as this chart is somewhat of a work in process. The numbers seem to be holding out well (or are at most 1 month behind) for the lenses we've checked to date. We can use your help in testing the chart - Please send us any certain discrepancies you find.
Post Date: 12/10/2012 1:31:44 PM CT Posted By: Bryan
Post Date: 12/10/2012 9:01:48 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Friday, December 07, 2012
Thursday, December 06, 2012
ISO 12233 resolution chart results for the Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera
and Canon EF 200mm f/2 L IS USM Lens
are now available on the site.
With these results, many comparisons can be made, but the Canon EOS 6D and 5D Mark II comparison
is the one I wanted to see the most. While the 5D II holds a small megapixel advantage, the 6D delivers results that are at least as sharp.
Post Date: 12/6/2012 10:42:21 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
ISO 12233 resolution chart and distortion test results along with lens measurements have been added to the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens Review
From a lab perspective, this looks like a very nice lens. I really like the new Sigma physical design.
Post Date: 12/6/2012 8:08:42 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
A DSLR camera noise comparison has been added to the Canon EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera Review
The results are great, but not surprising to me - I think you will like what you see as the bar continues to be raised on high ISO performance.
The Canon EOS 6D
is now in stock
at our preferred retailers.
Post Date: 12/5/2012 10:13:37 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
ISO 12233 chart, flare, distortion and vignetting test results along with measurements & specifications have been added to the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review
Note that the Canon EOS M
shares the Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D
imaging system. This includes the slightly sharper images output at our standard ISO 12233 test sharpness setting of "1" (with the Neutral Picture Style). The difference in sharpness is about the equivalence of a +1 sharpness setting.
As you have already guessed, I'm trying to decide if the EOS-M-tested lenses should be processed at Sharpness = 0 to be more equally represented with the rest of the lens tests - or if the standard setting should be adhered to.
All that said, I think that the Canon EF-M 18-55 is the lens that most people wanting a compact EOS M setup should be considering right now.
Post Date: 12/4/2012 8:17:18 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Friday, November 30, 2012
Just Posted: Spider Camera Holster Review
The Spider Camera Holster is easily one of the best camera carry systems available. Check it out.
Post Date: 11/30/2012 10:51:00 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Post Date: 11/26/2012 6:32:19 AM CT Posted By: Sean
Monday, November 19, 2012
Post Date: 11/19/2012 7:28:20 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Thursday, November 15, 2012
ISO 12233 resolution chart, flare, distortion and vignetting test results are now live on the Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens Review
Obviously, these tests had to be shot with the new Canon EOS M MILC
(Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera). My Canon EF-EOS M Adapter
just arrived, so I'll get some direct camera comparisons online in the near future.
Post Date: 11/15/2012 8:29:05 AM CT Posted By: Bryan
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Post Date: 11/6/2012 12:29:22 PM CT Posted By: Bryan
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